Following up from an outstanding workshop in Snowdonia back in April with Greg Whitton, as soon as the batteries were running low again I thought it was time for another go in the Lake District. There's nothing quite the Lakes in autumn, though it has to be said I really wasn't coming for the trees and colour, but for the opportunities afforded by the potential for quickly changing light and weather. But after the amazing light of Snowdonia surely I couldn't be that lucky twice right?
It's 5am, dark, I haven't eaten, it's zero on the temperature gauge, even though it's the middle of April there's plenty of snow underfoot, the equivalent of a small child is clinging to my back, head torches are an essential requirement and for some reason I'm scrambling up the base of a ridiculously steep hill in Snowdonia asking myself for all the world what on earth I'm doing there...
After being incredibly jealous of the likes of Joe Wright, Valda Bailey, Tim Parkin and others who have all previously been on the John Blakemore book making and image sequencing workshop, I made sure I was eventually in line not to miss out on this wonderful opportunity to spend time with one of Britain's artistic treasures. I genuinely didn't know what to assume but I was told to "expect to examine your photography in terms you have never considered before". They weren't wrong.
I've been lucky enough to secure a place on one of Michael Levin's special workshop events this coming August in Brighton. The world famous Canadian fine art photographer is once again coming to the UK to host a a two day fully interactive session on his work, technique and and the art of making photographic art.